Three years ago today was kind of a sad one, everybody.
Because that was the day that Russell Jones passed on thanks to congestive heart failure. Also thanks to ODB treating his body as he treated his friends, family, and spotty career: poorly. Owing to a rep that long outshined the music, ODB’s quite the complicated figure in hip-hop history, and his final years are one of the more depressing examples of how even a nine-deep clan sometimes can’t redirect a person down for destroying themselves. So we’ll just pay our respects to an artist who defined feeling conflicted about a life’s work by posting his greatest four minutes (not counting the 49 seconds above).